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I have a friend whose dr is pusing for this vax. Her babies were born in Dec. & have already had 2 of the 3 in the series, however they had bad reactions that led to them being hospitalized a few days after their last vax. I was able to get the momma to see the connection & delay the third shot, but the dr is pushing for her to finish the series.<br><br>
What do you know about this vax?<br><br>
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I don't think its the rsv vax she is getting. Its not done in a series of three shots, its done over the course of the rsv season which can go from October to May (once a month) in areas. Use the name Synergis to search this forum or go to the NICU parenting forum and search for Synergis.<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=601800&highlight=synergis" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...light=synergis</a><br><br>
Anyway there are more links out there but I don't have time right now to find them. Do a search here and in tne nicu forum and see what comes up.
 

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Science Mom,<br><br>
There is a vaccine called Synagis that is for Preemie babies and babies who are in the high risk group for contracting life threatening RSV. It is given once a month during the RSV season.<br><br><a href="http://www.synagis.com/" target="_blank">http://www.synagis.com/</a><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Science Mom,<br><br>
There is a vaccine called Synagis that is for Preemie babies and babies who are in the high risk group for contracting life threatening RSV. It is given once a month during the RSV season.<br><br><a href="http://www.synagis.com/" target="_blank">http://www.synagis.com/</a><br><br>
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Molly, My bad, thank-you for correcting me.<br><br>
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I'm a Pedi Nurse. I have seen Synagis do really good things towards preventing RSV In preemies. I don't vax my kids but if I had a preemie I think I would give them synagis <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: . RSV season is BAD on the Pedi floor. The babies are so miserable I think I would do almost anyting to keep them from getting RSV.<br><br>
It says in the Synagis product insert that it contains:<br><br>
Each 100 mg single-dose vial of Synagis liquid solution contains 100 mg of Synagis, 3.9 mg of histidine,<br>
0.1 mg of glycine, and 0.5 mg of chloride in a volume of 1 mL.<br><br>
Each 50 mg single-dose vial of Synagis liquid solution contains 50 mg of Synagis, 1.9 mg of histidine,<br>
0.06 mg of glycine, and 0.2 mg of chloride in a volume of 0.5 mL.
 

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Technically Synagis isn't a vaccine from my reading.<br><br>
That said, if they were hospitalized last time they got it, no way I'd keep giving it....<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Technically Synagis isn't a vaccine from my reading.<br><br>
That said, if they were hospitalized last time they got it, no way I'd keep giving it....<br><br>
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True. It is more of an immunoglobulin against RSV. It is human monoclonal antibodies against RSV disease. I agree though if they were hospitilized after the last dose NO WAY I would keep giving it
 

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I'd strongly consider Synagis if I had a preemie, too. My only worry is undetected pathogens, but the threat of RSV in a preemie is very real, as well. Tough call, but it's not something I'd write off without a whole lot of thought.<br><br>
I could be wrong, but aren't full term babies born with some passive immunity from mom to RSV usually?
 

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I think that's it. This says babies are born with passive immunity in the first 6 months. (which is when RSV can be really bad).<br><br><a href="http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1453129" target="_blank">http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/art...?artid=1453129</a><br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere that maternal antibodies don't finish transfering until close to delivery time. I need to go re-check that part, though.
 

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Breastfeeding also can provide some protection against RSV. It can destroy viruses, specifically that one. I'd do a little research about that too if applicable.
 

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Her babies (triplets) were preemies, born 6 weeks early. It wasn't just the RSV shot that landed them in the hospital. They had also recently been put on Reglan for their reflux & it did a number on their intestines. She pumped for the first 8 weeks, I know, but they're on formula now so those immunities aren't a factor.<br><br>
Thanks for the info. I'll pass it along.<br><br>
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RSV season is considered to be over in most states. At the latest, Synagis would be given in May, and then not again till the fall. The season is different from state to state, it is considered to be over here in CO. My DD2 qualifies for Synagis, she is not a preemie, but has chronic lung disease and requires O2. Another point to consider is when insurance says the season is over, it's not uncommon to have them approve it to a certain date, and considering that my bill for ONE dose was 1500 hundred dollars, that was only the Synagis, plus another fee for home health. I am not a vaxer, but agreed to the Synagis, knowing DD2 could not handle RSV, but any slight reaction and I would not of continued.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Her babies (triplets) were preemies, born 6 weeks early. It wasn't just the RSV shot that landed them in the hospital. They had also recently been put on Reglan for their reflux & it did a number on their intestines. She pumped for the first 8 weeks, I know, but they're on formula now so those immunities aren't a factor.<br><br>
Thanks for the info. I'll pass it along.<br><br>
Shannon</div>
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omg, i cannot stand doctors that put babies on reglan for reflux. that stuff is DANGEROUS. there are many other options out there, and yet they always choose REGLAN! i absolutely refused that crap for my son.
 
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